Wastewater Operator Exam Prep Course

By Practical Applications

Our team is passionate about applied science and engineering. We’re equally passionate about continued learning, which is why we offer our specialized 8-week wastewater operator exam prep course. This course is designed to prepare participants to pass the Industrial Grade 2 Wastewater Operator Exam.

The course is led by Practical Applications’ founder and CEO Gary Broberg. Gary earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University and has had a long and successful career as a Professional Engineer. Gary’s extensive background in wastewater services allows him to provide real-life context while teaching the principles in the wastewater operator training.

Class Schedule

We currently have the following  courses scheduled:

Industrial Grade 2 Wastewater Operator Exam Prep Course - Fall 2022 (September 14th - November 2nd)
Industrial Grade 2 Wastewater Operator Exam Prep Course - Spring 2023 (March 22nd - May 10th)

About the Course

Our prep course will provide you with all the information you need to get a passing grade on your Industrial Grade 2 Wastewater Operator Exam. The course is MA DEP Board certified with a 75% pass rate, which is 25% higher than the Massachusetts state pass rate of just 55%. You will also earn 24 training contact hours (TCH) upon completion of the course.


Class 1

• The Exam
• Wastewater Chemistry Math Introduction
• Regulations

Class 2

• Acids and Bases, pH
• Flow Math
• Industrial Sources and Pollutants
• Flow Measurement

Class 3

• Dosage Math
• Wastewater Treatment Basics
• Preliminary Treatment, Sedimentation, Solids Loading

Class 4

• Pressure Math
• Equipment: Pumps, Valves, Air Compressors

Class 5

• Specific Gravity, Temp Conversion
• Sampling and Laboratory
• Fixed Film Treatment
• Organic Loading

Class 6

• Oxidation
• Activated Sludge
• Anaerobic Digestion

Class 7

• Solids Handling
• Sludge De-watering
• Disinfection
• De-chlorination

Class 8

• Health and Safety

Praise from Past Participants

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We offer courses in the Winter, Spring, and Fall. Please contact us for more information about our next available wastewater operator course.